The Inevitable Breakups

The Inevitable Breakups

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NYC indie-poppers THE INEVITABLE BREAKPS deliver hooks-a-plenty atop heady boy/girl songwriting and rock n’ roll arrangements drawing comparisons to The Jam, Jimmy Eat World, Squeeze and The Smoking Popes.

Biography

You both look into each other's eyes and smile. The flowers you gave her lay delicately on the table. The night was magical, and nothing could ever be like this again. "I love you,” she whispers, and you nod in reply, because deep inside, you know where it's all going.

The inevitable breakups blend powerful music/melodies reminiscent of The Jam/Jimmy Eat World, early rock n’ roll sensibilities of Buddy Holly, and the harmonies of power pop’s finest. The NEW YORK PRESS says, “With a sound and infectious vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Raspberries, Weezer, the Cars and Cheap Trick, the inevitable breakups manage to combine those artists’ musical qualities to full effect with some kick-ass results.”

With the release of their debut EP, “No Wonder You’re So Beautiful”, the inevitable breakups rocketed from the NYC indie rock scene and garnered much attention via the strengths of their songsmith, Daniel Stampfel. THE BIG TAKEOVER called the EP which was co-produced by Richard Lloyd (Television), “The golden age of NYC new wave”. The band followed up this EP with a rousing 7-inch release in February 2004. NEON MAGAZINE called this recording “a testosterone-charged rocker of the sort Buddy Holly would perform” and stated that it “captures the raw energy that is so much at the heart of the groups’ live shows”.

the inevitable breakups have just completed a brand new album titled “Ready For Your Next Trick”. The album captures the best aspects of the prior releases by combining heady girl/boy songwriting, energetic performances and the immaculate production of
Big Blue Meenie producer, Arun Venkatesh.

the inevitable breakups live show has gained the band much notoriety as well including Indie Music Pick of the week in the NEW YORK POST. The band has shared the stage with such leading bands as The Stills, Longwave, Stellastarr*, Elefant, The Hong Kong, Robbers On High Street, Orange Park, and Billionaire Boys Club. Catch the inevitable breakups at such NYC venues as The Mercury Lounge, Piano's, The Knitting Factory, Sin-e, Don Hill's, CBGB's, Luna Lounge, Tribeca and Arlene's Grocery or LA venues such as The Knitting Factory, Club Good Hurt and the Backstage Café.

Lead singer Daniel Stampfel spent many years in the Dallas rock scene with his band The Skastafarians, who among other accolades appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. After the disbanding, Daniel moved to NYC and spent several years, honing his skills as a songwriter and singer and eventually teamed up with veteran drummer and backing vocalist, M. Dan Peña formerly of the Joe Pagetta Band.

Drummer Dan perfected his craft in what seemed like an eternity in the Jersey rock scene. With an extraordinary strength for beating the drums and ear for melody, it was a rough cassette recording of Daniel's songs that caught his attention and inspired his weekly train rides into New York. To complete the line-up the band has just enlisted long time punk bassist Joe Bates. Joe has played in numerous bands in Chicago, Boston and Florida. Together with the support and contributions of former bassist/co-founder Hans Stampfel, the inevitable breakups been able to parlay their working relationships into many successes.

It is the primary goal of the inevitable breakups to be the envy of all previous girlfriends and through extensive performing, find new girls who will inevitably break our hearts.

Lyrics

Don't Give Up On Me Baby

Written By: Daniel Stampfel

She’s gone and I don’t want to go on
Won’t you give me one more chance
Cause I don’t want you to go, no, don’t you go, no, no

Don’t give up on me Baby
Don’t give up on me Baby

And I really want to change
I’m not just saying things
To keep you here
I know it can be done
I’ve seen worse situations

So hold on…turn back ‘round your shoulder
Don’t you see me groveling?
Cause I don’t want you to go, no, don’t you go, no, no

Don’t give up on me Baby
Don’t give up on me Baby

And I really want to change
I’m not just saying things
To keep you here
I know it can be done
I’ve seen worse situations

Did you know,
Richard Lloyd don’t even eat peppers, anymore
Richard Lloyd don’t even eat peppers, Did you know
Richard Lloyd don’t even eat peppers, anymore

Ready For Your Next Trick

Written By: Daniel Stampfel

I hate you when you treat my like a hobby
It isn’t that I want to be hard work
I just could use some more attention
You leave me waiting on your word
Forever

You’re not rid of me yet
I’m ready for your next trick
Though I usually flee easily
I know what I want
And I’m ready for your next trick
You can’t shake me off that easily

Sometimes the things you say are just so rotten
All because you don’t know what you want
And I scare you with my attraction
I can’t help it I know that

I wanna kiss you
And take off your clothes
Slide your blouse off
Of your shoulders
Pull your skirt up
And bend you over
I wanna make love
Forever

You’re not rid of me yet
I’m ready for your next trick
I usually flee easily
But I know what I want
And I’m ready for your next trick
You can’t shake me off that easily

I wanna have you forever
I wanna have you forever
I wanna have you forever

Bitter Pill

Written By: Hans Stampfel

It’s a bitter pill to swallow
To admit that I am right
Since the time I left you
You still hold my picture tight

I have tried to make it work
But much to my chagrin
All the ways you made me hurt
My heart won’t let you in

It took me months to get the strength to end it
And even longer to be sure I meant it
It took me months to get the strength to end it
And even longer to be sure I meant it

Ten thousand miles between us
Can’t separate the pain
When the Monday after New Years
I heard you speak your name

The sound of your voice
Rips my heart to shreds
I ended it before
Now I’m ending it again

It took me months to get the strength to end it
And even longer to be sure I meant it
It took me months to get the strength to end it
And even longer to be sure I meant it

Discography

CD - "Ready For Your Next Trick" - played on G106.3 Grock radio-NJ. Streaming on www.radio-indie-pop.com and on www.myspace.com/theinevitablebreakups

7-inch "Stephanie" - played on DMX Music (Satellite Radio). Streaming on www.inevitablebreakups.com

EP - No Wonder You're So Beautiful - played on Virgin Radio UK. Streaming on www.radio-indie-pop.com, www.inevitablebreakups.com and www.myspace.com/theinevitablebreakups

Set List

Typical set list is 45 minutes or 10 to 12 songs. Have up to 18 original songs in our repertoire plus several covers which allow us to play between 1 and 2 hours. We have fun with the covers, which have included:
"I Think We're Alone Now" - Tommy James
"When You Were Mine"/"So Far So Pleased" - Prince
"Nobody Loves Me" - The Letters
"Take Your Time"/"Listen To Me" - Buddy Holly
"Islands In The Stream" - Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
"I Want You To Want Me" - Cheap Trick
"Beat On The Brat" - Ramones
"Just What I Needed" - The Cars